Shown in the warehouse space of art gallery Zipper, in the affluent neighbourhood of Jardins (to a small group of only 60 journalists and buyers that included The Style Examiner) the collection was titled ‘Into the Mountains’ and comprised 18 looks for men and women structured in three blocks of six looks each. The inspiration came from the attire of skiers and snowboarders and from mixing the sophistication of Aspen in the 1960s and the rusticity of the Patagonia. Silhouettes were fitted while occasionally playing with the notion of layering, and asymmetrical lines and backless tops added elegant touches.
The colour palette evoked alpine imagery and cold weathers, with black, off-white, carmine, alpaca and gold featuring prominently. Fabrics included Italian wool, alpaca, sheep skin, chamois, bovine leather, neoprene, cotton jacquard, mohair and rustic handmade silk loom, and featured prints depicting the landscapes of Patagonia and Aspen, tartan, and black and white lions, pines, and snow crystals.
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